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A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot. A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots. If approved, supporters would have to collect about 86,000 signatures to put […]
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A Republican bill encouraging Colorado agencies to seek waivers from federal regulations got initial approval. The proposal would direct state agencies to explore whether it’s possible to seek waivers from federal regulations and determine if it’s possible for Colorado to implement its own rules. Agencies would report to the Legislature annually to discuss waiver possibilities. […]
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  People who lost their jobs because of the Black Forest fire might be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers. The benefits are available to people who have lost their jobs because of a disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, according to a […]
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Colorado wants top executives at the state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance fund to waive big severance payments if the quasi-state agency is privatized. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Pinnacol Assurance are negotiating over a proposal to privatize the insurer. Past efforts to strike a deal have failed in disputes over the company’s value. The proposed deal calls […]
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A coalition of local business, community leaders and elected officials are trying to secure a $19.8 million appropriation to federal legislation that provides disaster assistance related to Hurricane Sandy and Fort Collins High Park fire. They say the money is sorely needed to aid with lingering Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts. Organizations included in the local effort include the Colorado Springs […]
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A few declined to comment on the ballot issues because they were not well informed about those issues, but those who were knowledgeable had a lot to say. Here’s what they said about these issues. Rocky Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Corporation Amendment 28 “This amendment makes it convenient for people to vote, and […]
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A Colorado panel charged with redrawing state legislative districts plans to discuss proposed final maps after going on a monthlong tour listening tour. The 11-member bipartisan commission is meeting Monday after spending August touring the state. The panel known as the Reapportionment Commission will submit its proposed new districts to the State Supreme Court for […]
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is developing the Cheyenne Mountain State Park management plan and is asking for public input into the decision-making process. The park service will hold a public meeting 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School, 1200 W. Cheyenne Road. The park’s management plan is expected to be […]
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The state has revoked the license of a Texas-based securities brokerage firm, according to the Colorado Banking and Securities Commission. O&G Securities was sanctioned as a result of a state investigation that alleged the company was illegally offering unregistered securities to Colorado investors. One of its principals, Mary Martha Simpson, also had her license revoked. […]
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A new congressional district map chosen by a Denver judge paves the way for big spending on high-profile races next year because Democrats will have a chance to unseat two Republican incumbents, political analysts said Friday. Democrats would get a huge boost from the new boundaries for the 6th Congressional District represented by Rep. Mike […]
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Hang onto your wallets, Colorado. The Legislature is back in session. It’s an old joke, but it holds special significance for the 2012 session. This year, it’s all about helping voters’ pocketbooks. Expect long arguments over the next five months about how to strengthen the economy, chip away at Colorado’s 8 percent unemployment rate, and […]
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PERA’s claim asks the Denver District Court to provide guidance about the circumstances under which the group can lawfully disclose confidential member information to its trustees.
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